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Gregory Alan Williams

Biography

Most widely known for his part while Garner Ellerbee around the NBC series Baywatch, he also appeared while Pat Purnell inside a three-season USA Network series called Necessary Roughness. Additionally, he previously guest places on several series, like the West Wing, Military Wives, as well as the Sopranos. After their studies at Coe University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he briefly became a member of america Sea Corps. A article writer aswell as an acting professional, he penned A Gathering of Heroes: Reflections on Trend and Responsibility, a memoir explaining his connection with the Rodney Ruler Riots of 1992. He was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and later on settled in LA, California. He 1st appeared on display in Above regulations, a 1998 film starring Steven Seagal.

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Date Of Birth June 12, 1956
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession TV Actor
Education Coe College
Nationality American
Movies Terminator Genisys, The Accountant, In the Line of Fire, Remember the Titans, Miracles from Heaven, Misconduct, Be Cool, Above the Law, Million Dollar Arm, The Collector, No One Would Tell, Preacher's Kid, Old School, Major League, Cat Run 2, MacGruber, Dying to Belong, A Question of Faith, Dog Days of Summer, Blood Done Sign My Name, Dirty Laundry, Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!, Marry Me for Christmas, The Sin Seer, Stag, Grapes on a Vine, The Lost Valentine, Like a Country Song, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Christmas in the Smokies, Good Intentions, Heart of the Country, Project ALF, Haunting Villisca, Merry Christmas, Baby!, The Town Inside, The Beat, A Baby for Christmas, Adrenaline, Locusts, All Saints, To Hell and Back, Saving Westbrook High, Bad Apple, Created Equal, Mountain Top, 13 Minutes, Roses, Hero, Mud Dog Blues, 4 Minutes
TV Shows Baywatch, Baywatch Nights, Greenleaf
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Recipient of 2 Regional Emmy Awards:1988-89 - Chicago Regional Emmy Award - Outstanding Achievement For Individual Excellence - Fast Break To Glory - WMAQ - TV 2015 - Upper Midwest Regional Emmy - Documentary Historical - Iowans Remember Vietnam - Iowa Public Television - Narrator.
2GregAlan was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. A former Marine Corps Combat Engineer, GregAlan is listed in the Who's Who of the United States Marine Corps.
3GregAlan in a founding member of the renown African American Theater company Penumbra (St. Paul, MN) where he worked with the company's playwright in residence Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson.
4Gained recognition in 1992 when, during the race riots in Los Angeles, California, known as the "Rodney King riots", he rescued a Japanese-American motorist who had been pulled out of his car and was being beaten by a mob. The motorist was semi-conscious and bleeding heavily when Williams rescued him, and a passing black driver picked up the injured man from Williams and drove him to a nearby hospital, where emergency surgery saved his life.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City of Angels2000TV SeriesDr. Nate Ambrose
Remember the Titans2000Coach Paul 'Doc' Hines (as Greg Alan Williams)
Freedom Song2000TV MoviePullman Porter (as Greg Alan Williams)
Baywatch1989-1998TV SeriesGarner Ellerbee / Sly Hutchinson
Mama Flora's Family1998TV Mini-SeriesCharlie (1941)
Acts of Betrayal1997Beau Morelli (as Greg Alan Williams)
Stag1997Taylor Rundgren (as GregAlan Williams)
Baywatch Nights1995-1997TV SeriesGarner Ellerbee
Dying to Belong1997TV MovieCarl Ridgeley (as GregAlan Williams)
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997TV SeriesLoure Lemon / Rasti
Spider-Man1996TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Murder, She Wrote1996TV SeriesLt. Paul Bragg
No One Would Tell1996TV MovieDetective Anderson (as GregAlan Williams)
Project: ALF1996TV MoviePolice Officer (as Gregalan Williams)
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesCoach Vanderpool
Living Single1995TV SeriesDarren
University Hospital1995TV SeriesLt. Foster
Dream On1992-1994TV SeriesAnchorman Terry
L.A. Law1994TV SeriesEllis Cole
In the Line of Fire1993Matt Wilder (as Greg Alan-Williams)
Civil Wars1991-1992TV SeriesEd Marsh
Roc1991TV SeriesAlbert
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Hunter1990-1991TV SeriesOfficer Peter Hawkins
Father Dowling Mysteries1990TV SeriesDet. Lt. Adams
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder1989TV MovieCharlie Brasher
The Package1989Col. Woods
Major League1989Bull Pen Guard
Above the Law1988FBI Agent Halloran (as Gregory Alan-Williams)
A Question of Faith2017post-productionFarnsworth Newman
Created Equal2017post-productionJudge Watford
Geostorm2017post-productionGeneral Montgraff
Mountain Top2017post-productionLamar Cochran
DaughtersannouncedDr. Newsome
Jubileeannounced
Memphis SunannouncedUncle Joe
MouthpieceannouncedJudge Morgen
Rugged HeartannouncedMiguel (rumored)
Sons 2 the GravecompletedCoach Sam Reardon
The B TeamannouncedGregAlan
Greenleaf2016-2017TV SeriesRobert 'Mac' McCready / Robert Mac McCready
Beat Street Resurrection2016VideoCapt. Tim Weathers
Hidden Figures2016Marion Smithson (as G. Williams)
Bad Girl2016/IDeacon Bacon
Merry Christmas, Baby2016TV MovieDonald
Almost Christmas2016Pastor Browning
The Inspectors2015-2016TV SeriesLawrence Downing / Lawrence
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk2016Raise n' Praise Preacher (as Gregalan Williams)
Slaw2016Commissioner Kelly
The Accountant2016Treasury Secretary (as GregAlan Willams)
Containment2016TV SeriesChief Besser
Powers2015-2016TV SeriesWaldo Pilgrim
Game of Silence2016TV SeriesAaron Epps
Miracles from Heaven2016Doctor (as Gregalan Williams)
Misconduct2016Richard Hill
Courting Des Moines2016General Stan Hutchinson
A Baby for Christmas2015TV MovieDonald
Satisfaction2015TV SeriesMike
Christmas in the Smokies2015Bud Walker (as Greg Alan Williams)
The Sin Seer2015Clarence Ricard
90 Minutes in Heaven2015Therapy Doctor - St. Lukes (as Greg Alan Williams)
Adrenaline2015/IElijah Benjamin Salisbury
Terminator Genisys2015Detective Harding (as Greg Alan Williams)
13 Minutes2015/IShortThe Patriot (voice)
To Hell and Back2015TV MovieLance
Secrets and Lies2015TV SeriesKevin Williams
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesMark's Father
Identity2014TV MovieDr. Art Sloan
Marry Us for Christmas2014TV MovieDonald
My Other Mother2014TV MovieAbner
Finding Carter2014TV SeriesCaptain Moss
Cat Run 22014Ray Boudreaux
The Town Inside2014Clyde
Roses2014/IIIShortKevin Rodgers
Reckless2014TV SeriesGeoff Tate
Hear No Evil2014Harold
Like a Country Song2014Reggie
Drop Dead Diva2009-2014TV SeriesJudge Warren Libby
Million Dollar Arm2014Doug
Unspoken Words2014Mr. Willy
The Painter2014/IVShort
Hero2014/IKent Redding
Marry Me for Christmas2013TV MovieDonald (as GregAlan Williams)
Teachers2013TV MovieRobert
Let the Church Say Amen2013TV Movie
Necessary Roughness2011-2013TV SeriesCoach Pat Purnell
Heart of the Country2013Yates (as Greg Alan Williams)
Jimmy2013/ICoach Sellers (as Greg Alan Williams)
Nashville2013TV SeriesDetective Glynn
Between Sisters2013TV MovieFranklin
Second Sight2013TV MovieCommander Edgar Ulmer
Somebody's Child2012TV MoviePetey
Hornet's Nest2012TV MovieDetective Ron Brewster (as Gregalan Williams)
Slice2011Captain Kirk
Slice 22011Captain Kirk
House of Payne2011TV SeriesJoffrey Starr
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2011TV SeriesFreedom Cobra
The Game2006-2011TV SeriesDr. James Barnett / Mr. Barnett
Castle2011TV SeriesJim Van-Eps
The Lost Valentine2011TV MovieChaplain Richard Brady (as Gregalan Williams)
Christmas Cupid2010TV MovieLarry (as Gregalan Williams)
Fallout: New Vegas2010Video GameBruce Isaac The Lonesome Drifter Cliff Briscoe ... (voice)
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse2010VideoTerrified Longshoreman (voice, as GregAlan Williams)
Unrequited2010Mr. Williams
The Confidant2010Gambler
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming2010Dr. David Young (as Greg Alan Williams)
Past Life2010TV SeriesEli Parson
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV SeriesVendor Phil
MacGruber2010Minister (as Greg Alan Williams)
Good Intentions2010/IBuck
Blood Done Sign My Name2010Dr. Samuel Proctor
Preacher's Kid2010Bishop King
Avatar: The Game2009Video GameDr. Victor Monroe (voice)
Meet the Browns2009TV SeriesCharles Walker
The Collector2009/ISheriff (as Greg Allan Williams)
4 Minutes2009Carl
Army Wives2009TV SeriesLt. Col. Wallace
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!2008Dr. Reginald Monte
W.2008/IEvangelical Minister (as Gregory Alan-Williams)
142 John Street2008ShortCash Warren
Grapes on a Vine2008Bob Hayes
Dog Days of Summer2007Sheriff Lem Baker
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesDetective Folkner
Haunting Villisca2006Dolan
Dirty Laundry2006/IPercy (as Greg Alan Williams)
The Last Adam2006Pastor Bailey
Everwood2006TV SeriesJames Cleveland
One Tree Hill2006TV SeriesChuck
Monk2005TV SeriesSorenson
Locusts2005TV MovieGeneral Miller (as GregAlan Williams)
Be Cool2005Darryl (as GregAlan Williams)
A Message from Pops2005ShortPops
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesJohn Zenawi
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesU.S. Army Chaplain
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesAgent Marcus
The Practice2004TV SeriesDistrict Attorney
The District2001-2003TV SeriesClive Rogers
Old School2003Therapist (as Greg Alan Williams)
The Beat2003Mr. Bernard
The West Wing2000-2002TV SeriesRobbie Mosley
Boston Public2001TV SeriesJason Anderson
The Sopranos2000-2001TV SeriesReverend James Jr.

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13 Minutes2015/IShort as G. Travis Williams
The Colorblind Monologues2013TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jubileeproducer announced
13 Minutes2015/IShort co-executive producer - as G. Travis Williams

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13 Minutes2015/IShort as G. Travis Williams

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iowans Remembering Vietnam2015Documentary shortNarrator
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Prodigal Experience: Reflections on a Story2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Dog Days of Summer'2009VideoHimself
Know Your Heritage: Black College Quiz2008TV SeriesHimself - Host (2008)
Healthy Kids1998TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baywatch1992-1996TV SeriesGarner Ellerbee / Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Festival AwardInternational Christian Film FestivalBest Actor: Short FilmRoses (2014)


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